Photos: Hardware Hoarders - Your old computers (PART 3)


1950s BTM 555 mechanical tabulator programming board

1950s BTM 555 mechanical tabulator programming board

When Chris Broad, head of ISaT for UKAEA, joined the 'accounts computing' department in the late 1980s, he inherited a hardware archive from the previous head of department, who was definitely a hardware hoarder. A habit that Chris has kept up! Shown here is a "programming board from a tabulator produced by The British Tabulating Machine Company (which became ICT then ICL). This item is believed to be from a BTM 555 and dates to the 50s - see photo of original programmer!"


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We're inviting Computer Weekly readers to send us photos and videos of the oldest IT equipment they've held on to, and to share their excuses for hoarding it.

We had around 70 photos last year!

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Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Also, if you've enjoyed this, you might also enjoy our very own

Retro computer games photo gallery.

If you have some kit you  want to show off, send  your pictures to [email protected].

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